Frank Chickens are a pop performance group founded in 1982. They had an independent chart hit with We Are Ninja, released 5 albums and toured worldwide, including Glastonbury Festival’s second stage, NY’s club Limelight, the Sydney Trade Union Club, the rock festival in Kazakhstan and Club Duckie at the Royal Vauxhall Tavern. In 2010, they were chosen to become ‘Comedy God’ – the public favorite among all nominees of the Foster’s Edinburgh Comedy Awards (formally known as the Perrier Awards) through internet voting.
The group started as a duo (Kazuko Hohki and Kazumi Taguchi) but has expanded to almost a troop. It is still going strong, collecting misfits from Japan (and the UK). Members throughout the years have included Atsuko Kamura, Chika Nakagawa, Akiko Sato, Ricca Kawai, Yumi Hara, Tomoko Minamizaki, Kinue Kato, Tomomi Sayuda, Tomoko Komura, Nao Nagai, Yoko Nishimura, Azusa Ono, Yuko Obata, Saneyuki Owada, Tatsu Ozaki, Ray Hogan, Caitlin Hogan, Masayo Aizawa, Kana Makin, Stve Nice, Eriko Kurasawa, Jacob Peterson and Kuba Nowak and many many more…
In 2019, We Are Ninja will be re-released in Japan from Jet Set label (13.4.2019 – World Record Store Day)
“The superb Frank Chickens, who are ageless but as barmy as hell. And still total ninjas!”
– Suzanne Moore, The Guardian (4/6/2011)